Working at a construction site – or in many other fields of manual labor – comes with many risks, many of them related to injury. From falls to hearing damage to damage to your feet, the risks of the typical construction worker are often much higher than the risks faced by someone who, say, works at a desk job instead. In addition to this, the weather can prove to be dangerous to the average construction worker as well, both in terms of the heat as well as in terms of the extreme cold.
With extreme cold, hypothermia becomes a very real danger. Hypothermia is more common than people realize, as it occurs whenever the internal core temperature of any person is seen to dip below 95 degrees Fahrenheit. The cold can also reduce mobility, which can lead to the increased likelihood of accidents due to clumsiness occurring at any construction site. If a temporary heating system is not brought out to help the workers stay warm – and safe – the potential for danger increases exponentially.